Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Ah - the thought of a new year....does it scare us or excite us?  
I am ready to say farewell to 2010 and am looking forward to the joy's of a new year.  
As a business, we want to continue to grow our Refresh clientele, improve our service and steam closer to our goal of re-building the shop.
As a wife - I want to be more patient, more understanding and I want to fall more in love with my husband.
As a friend - I want to be more faithful, a lot more generous and a lot more giving of my time.
For my body - I want to gain back the fitness I have now lost (due to my broken leg) and I want to de-stress more this year - have a massage once in a while, maybe even a facial!  (Believe it or not, owning a salon doesn't mean you're pampered every day!) And of course - I want to shift this weight that has plagued me all year.

2010 does have it's good memories - my gorgeous nephew was born, Bon Jovi rocked the stage and our little business survived.  But it has many memories that were lessons not to be forgotten and memories not wanting to be relived.

2011 - the year of hope?
2011 - the year of grace?
2011 - the year of joy and peace.
I welcome you 2011!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We are what we eat....

Confession...I just ate something, that I never eat.  It was mighty tasty at the time and enjoyable with a friend, but half an hour later, I am paying the price for my lusty taste buds!
I all of sudden feel exhausted - lethargic and tired.  I want to crawl into my bed and go to sleep for the afternoon.  I never feel like this when I partake in my normal healthy lunch of salad and tuna or brown rice salad.  I can say without a doubt, that I always feel uplifted, light and energetic after a good, low bad fat, non saturated or trans fat meal.

But not today....

Today I have reminded myself why I don't eat high fat foods, take aways, cheese or bread!
I wonder how my stomach will re-remind me tomorrow morning...I know for sure it will tell me off VERY well!

Its a funny thing food - it seems to entice us with what we think we need or what we think we want to taste - and then it stabs us in the back (or stomach!) and lets us know that we need to make wise choices and not let the lust of food win all the time!! 

So tonight I will make my penance for my body and will chose to eat something that will delight my stomach and leave me feeling much happier on the inside.  And, I will leave the pizza eating to those who are much more brave than I...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lucky break

Well, I decided to end this year with a bang and break my left ankle.  I haven't had a broken bone ever in my life, so this is a very new experience for me!!  I have often wondered how one may feel when they have a limb that they can't use and it makes me appreciate my legs a whole lot more.  I have been one of the not so lucky ones, when it comes to beautiful legs....it is the one thing I have always wanted and the one thing I notice on women.  But now, imperfect as they are, I realise that they work and they take me placesI think I will look at these pin's of mine with new respect and thankfulness!
So as I sit in my cast, leg slightly alleviated, I wonder what can I do internally to speed the healing process up, and I am delighted to find that one of the bottles of vitamins that has been rattling around in the bottom of my bag is perfect!
Vitamin D and Calcium are vital in the building up of, repairing of and maintaining the health of bones.  Calcium needs Vitamin D to help us absorb it into our bodies and also Vitamin D supplementation can cut the risk of bone fractures by as much as 20 percent.
I take Vitamin D in the form of Chlorella - which is also used as an internal cleanser and detoxifer. I also take Vitamin D in the source of sitting in the sun for 10-15 minutes a day - this is something that delights me and relaxes me.  Something that we all need this time of the year!!